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Ronan Bennett, 16 December 1993

De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow 
by Tim PatCoogan.
Hutchinson, 772 pp., £20, October 1993, 9780091750305
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... social, cultural and economic development – the reason I, for one, favour reunification. I read Tim PatCoogan’s excellent biography of de Valera with the recent dramatic developments in Ireland very much in mind; I also happened to read it in Vietnam, a country with its own tragic history of partition. I was ...

Diary

Paul Muldoon: Hiberno-English Shenanigans, 1 July 1999

... use of the word hoor with a range of examples from the writings of Patrick Kavanagh, Brian Friel, Tim PatCoogan, Oliver St John Gogarty, Neil Jordan and Hugh Leonard. It’s a method that seems to be at once academically sound and, for those committed to a long weekend in England and Wales carrying only one bag and ...

Moral Lepers

John Banville: Easter 1916, 15 July 2015

Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 
by R.F. Foster.
Allen Lane, 433 pp., £10.99, May 2015, 978 0 241 95424 9
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... came to be considered, might have been consigned harmlessly to what the historian and journalist Tim PatCoogan used to call the ‘pantechnicon’ of Irish heroes, but for the fact that in the period immediately following the Rising, most of Europe entered a critical period of revolutionary change. There was the ...

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